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4 Ways Retailers Can Understand Consumer Behavior Today

Customer experience considerations have become a huge topic in the design industry in the past few years. After all, we are a high touch, high service industry. As we talk to the retailers that shop the NY NOW show floor, we have found that many of them are learning to navigate the new world of…

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How Retailers Can Drive Sales Using Pinterest and Instagram

Did you know that each day, we upload 1.8 billion images to the social web? As of today, Instagram has 400 million users and Pinterest has 100 million users. Since their inception, Pinterest and Instagram have been driving the rise of visual culture. It is not surprising to see the growth in visual imagery when…

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Color Trend: Black, White and Blue All Over

In our recent article on Pantone color trends,  we outlined nine distinct trends that were driving the color choices of home decor, personal products, and gifts in 2017. Within those trends, bold and unique uses of black and blues, sometimes accented with white came in very strong. In the Reminiscence trend, which we described as…

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6 Trends Happening in Furniture & Large Decor

During the NY NOW summer 2016 market, we spoke with your favorite designers, bloggers, and magazines about the trends they would be watching in 2017. From the evolution of the home bar cart to animal skins, the predictions have been spot-on. This season we saw six trends come to fruition in large decor: Mixed Metals:…

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How To Build A West Coast Brand People Love

Today, retailers know that they need to be more than a single destination for one particular category. Merchandising like goods and products is key to cashwrap success. Over the past 15 years, the smartest retailers have evolved into becoming lifestyle companies themselves through leveraging the brands they carry and causes their customers care about. We…

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How to Leverage 2017 Pantone Color Trends

Discover nine amazing trends that come from 112 new graphic colors that translate into 1,867 possibilities. In March 2016, Pantone released 112 new graphic colors aimed at infusing new possibilities into design. The colors translate into 1,867 mix use cases in 2017. Leatrice (Lee) Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute, said the set…

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The Statement of 2017 –– Mixed Metals & Materials

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Did we call it, or what? The statement trend for the end of 2016 that will carry on into 2017 is the sophisticated evolution of mixed metals. From acid dips and satin dips to oxidized copper pots and hand-soldered jewelry, every finish imaginable could be found in tabletop decor, gifts, and fashion accessories. The mixed…

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2016-2017 Trend Report

The NY NOW® summer 2016 market was filled with thousands of new and returning exhibitors from established brands to emerging artisans. Designers were prouder than ever to show off tens of thousands of new and on-trend products throughout the HOME, LIFESTYLE, and HANDMADE Collections. From colorful global goods to handcrafted holiday accessories to decorative table tops, the products featured on the floor managed to…

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How To Navigate The World Of Home Furnishings & Decor

There’s a lot happening in home. From furnishing to tabletop, search through items large and small has seemingly become a daunting task for buyers. Why? Because we simply have so many choices! While it may seem like design is in anything goes phase – the good news is that we are not. According to Jonathan…

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Four Interior Design Trends the Celebs Are Watching

This year, we launched a mini trend report for NY NOW buyers. Helping our attendees find the best products that keep up with the latest trends is one of our greatest passions. From tabletop, textiles and men’s products, to contemporary design and individual elements such as wood, we scour the show floor to help you find…

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